Yum, Milkweed and Thistle

Milkweed and thistle may seem to be a noxious weeds to humans but to a butterfly its good eats.  When the Monarch butterfly is in the larvae or caterpillar stage, they eat only milkweed.  When they reach the adult stage, the butterfly, they consume all sorts of nectar and liquids including liquids from some of the fruits we consume like bananas.
Want butterflies in your yard?  Plant lots of flowers and a fruit tree or two if you have room.  A butterfly feeder can bring hours of enjoyment to not only the kids but to the relaxing adults.

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